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Additional Food recalls
March 25, 2013
Food Recalls – Pet Food Safety Recalls and AlertsHello from Dr. Ilona Rodan, Dr. Lauren Demos and the Cat Care HealthCare Team:
The following cat food recalls have been documented since February 18, 2013. We are concerned that some of our patients may be eating one or more of these diets. There are more dog food recalls, and there are also ferret food recalls. To get more information about the lot codes, and other pet foods, please go to:
Included in the recalls for cats are the following brands:
Cat food recalls due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella:
Evo Cat and Kitten Turkey and Chicken canned and dry
Evo Cat Herring and Salmon Formula canned and dry
Innova Cat Turkey & Chicken Formula
Innova Cat Turkey & Chicken Senior 8 Plus Formula
Innova Cat Turkey & Chicken Weight Management
Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats in 2 lb tubes
Pet food recalls due to low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1):
Diamond Pet Foods: Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food bags and samples
Diamond Pet Foods: Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula in 18 lb. bags
Diamond Pet Foods: Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula in 6 lb. bags
Diamond Pet Foods: Premium Edge Kitten Formula in 6 oz. samples, 6 lb. and 18 lb. bags
Diamond Pet Foods: 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula in 5 lb. and 18 lb. bags
Pet food recalls due to pieces of plastic:
Nature’s Valley Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag
Nature’s Valley Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like other diet recommendations.
Dr. Ilona Rodan
Voluntary Food Recalls- 3 more companies
March 18, 2013
American Animal Hospital Association has announced 3 more Voluntary Food Recals made by Diggin your dog strips, Bravo! and Premium Edge/Diamond Naturals.
Click on the link below to find out more about the recalls!
February is Dental Awareness Month
February 1, 2013
It's Dental Awareness Month!! Which means it is time for a photo contest. What's the Prize?? A free bag of Royal Canin Dental Diet to prevent tartar and plaque from building up. Send us either through facebook or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture of your cat doing their best smile or yawn or anyway we can see their teeth. By the end of February we will vote and you get a free bag of Prescription Royal Canin Dental Diet! Your cat must be a patient of ours to win! Or if your cat can't be on the diet you can always donate the food to Dane County Humane Society!! Send us those pearly white teeth!
Holiday Hazards- Watch Out!!
December 18, 2012
The holidays are coming with all of the decorations, beautiful plants, and rich foods that make this time of year so special. However, some holiday treasures and traditions can be potentially hazardous to your pets. Common holiday decorations such as tinsel, electric lights, angel hair, and mistletoe can lead to life-threatening health problems for animals. The following are common holiday hazards and recommendations for making your holiday safe for your pets.
Tinsel, though sparkling, shiny, and bright, is an attractant for small animals, particularly cats. The newer tinsel is made of plastic, making it tough and resistant to breaking. While this is good for the adornment of the tree, it can lead to serious intestinal injury if it is ingested. The tinsel stretches out within the intestines, causing the intestines to bunch up over this tough unbreakable thread. The “sawing” action of the intestines over the tinsel can lead to rupture of the intestines and life-threatening infection. Surgery is frequently required to remove the tinsel and repair any intestinal damage. Any signs of vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, or straining to defecate should be reported to the veterinarian immediately. Ribbon, string, thread, yarn, or dental floss can have the same harmful effects when ingested.
Small glass ornaments can be easily ingested and can cut the mouth and intestinal tract. Keep these ornaments high on the tree and out of the reach of pets. Angel hair, made of thin glass fibers, can cause skin irritation upon contact. And, special care must be taken when placing the electrical cords, keeping them out of reach of pets, especially young puppies and kittens. Should your pet chew on an electrical cord, the electrical currents from the live cord can cause life-threatening problems such as abnormal heart rhythms, shock, lung edema, and burns to the mouth and tongue. These problems can occur immediately or within hours. Owners typically notice their pet is having difficulty breathing. Immediate treatment is needed and the pet should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.
While mistletoe may initiate a kiss from a loved one, when ingested by a pet, it can stimulate vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, shock, seizures, and possibly muscle tremors. Death can occur, depending on the amount ingested. The milky sap of the poinsettia plant can cause irritation to the mouth and digestive tract. Ingested holly berries can cause severe gastrointestinal signs and depression of the nervous system. Drinking the water from a Christmas tree can cause GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite). The water contains phenol, which can cause liver damage. It is vital that any pet known to ingest any of those plants be seen by a veterinarian for immediate treatment.
It is important that a veterinarian be notified immediately should you be concerned that your pet has been exposed to any potential holiday hazards. The Exceptional Care for Animals is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as an extension to the Cat Care Clinic. They can be reached at (608) 274-7772.
Cat Care Clinic @ Kids Extravaganza
June 23, 2012
Cat Care Clinic had a great time at Dane County Humane Society's Kid Extravaganza this weekend! We had kids decorate cups and then they were able to plant cat grass in them to take home and watch it grow. There was tons of activities on hands for kids and animals were getting adopted all day. Check out our facebook page for the pictures from the event!!